i Coristi Chamber Choir is proud to support the composition of new Canadian works for choir through this biennial competition. The winning composition will be chosen by a blind jury and will be performed at one of i Coristi's 2019/2020 season concerts. The winning composer will receive a prize of CAD $1,000 and an archival recording of the performance.

Rules & Regulations

  1. Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada are eligible to submit entries.

  2. Submissions must be original compositions (not arrangements) that are unpublished and have not yet been performed.

  3. Pieces must be approximately 4 to 5 minutes in length, for a cappella SATB choir; 2-part or occasional 3-part divisi is acceptable.

  4. The composer must have obtained the necessary permissions to set copyrighted texts.

  5. If a winning entry is selected, i Coristi Chamber Choir will award the composer a prize of CAD $1,000, will perform the work at one concert in its 2019/2020 season and will make available to the composer a copy of the archival recording.

  6. All entrants retain copyright to submitted pieces. I Coristi Chamber Choir will retain the exclusive performance rights to the winning piece for one year following the awarding of the prize, as well as perpetual recording and mechanical rights.

  7. Application deadline and notification date will be announced shortly.

  8. i Coristi Chamber Choir reserves the right not to select a winning entry.

Application Procedure

  1. A PDF of the score must be submitted to contact@icoristi.com. Please remove all identifying marks from the score (i.e. composer's name).

  2. If the piece uses a copyrighted text, please provide proof that permission has been received to set the text. (Compositions that have not received the necessary permissions in this regard are ineligible for the competition.)

  3. There is a fee of CAD $25 per entry. Composers are permitted to submit up to two entries; however, each entry requires a separate entry fee. The entry fee should be mailed to the address below. Please clearly indicate the composer's name and provide full contact information.

  4. Scores and entry fees must be received by the deadline date (to be announced shortly).

Please mail entry fees via cheque or money order payable to “i Coristi Chamber Choir” to:

i Coristi Chamber Choir
P.O. Box 52068 Garneau
Edmonton, AB T6G 2T5